Best of three cruises thus far: Carnival Liberty Cruise Review by Islander-09
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Best of three cruises thus far
Destination: Western Caribbean
We normally fly out the day prior to embarkation. However, this time we took an early morning flight into Fort Lauderdale (FLL was less expensive than flying into MIA) the day of embarkation. Using a local transportation company (i.e., SAS, $15/pp) the drive from FLL to the Port of Miami was about 40 minutes, by noon time we were at the Port of Miami. From our two previous embarkation experience (i.e., San Juan & Port Canaveral), the embarkation in Miami More was the best in terms of expeditiousness. By 1:45PM we had already had lunch and were in our cabin.
The cabin was excellent, very spacious Ocean suite (275 sq. ft + 65 sq. ft balcony) and elegant dEcor. Our cabin steward and room service were outstanding! For example, on several occasions we ordered breakfast or a late snack (e.g., 11:45PM) in all instances we were served within thirty minutes of ordering. Overall our experience with the service of the Liberty staff/crew was always courteous, friendly, and attentive to our every need. The lunch buffets at the Lido deck were good. The menu provided variety of choices and the Mongolian Grille was excellent! The only problem was the long lines which we mostly avoided by eating a bit later in the day. In the evenings, we had late dinner time at the Silver Olympian Restaurant. The dining room crew and our Maitre d' were very attentive and in a word fantastic. However, dining room meals were mediocre. The vegetables or for that matter many of the food seem bland. One good note to our evening dining experience was dinning at Harry's Steakhouse. Harry's is a reservation-only restaurant which specializes in quality cuts of filet mignon/porterhouse/NY Strip, lobster, veal chops, etc. The cost was $30 per person; but, the five-star gourmet experience and excellent service was certainly worth the price and we highly recommend it. The night entertainment was OK in terms of shows at the Venetian Palace. We mostly enjoyed the great atmosphere and dancing in the various clubs such as the Hot & Cool dance club and the Stage Jazz bar. Less
Cabin review: OS7272 Ocean Suite
The cabin was excellent, very spacious Ocean suite (275 sq. ft + 65 sq. ft balcony) and elegant decor. Plenty of closet space (three), a large vanity/dressing table, mini bar, DVD/VCR, and whirlpool bath.Read All Ocean Suite (OS) Reviews >>
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